The aim of this study is to examine awareness and attitude of the candidate chemistry teachers about green chemistry. The study was carried out together with Dicle University, Ziya Gokalp Education Faculty 4th and 5th grade candidate chemistry teachers (N=46) in 2012. The data of the research were collected with the help of “green chemistry awareness” and “green chemistry behaviour” scales. Each of the scale is comprised of 13 items, and was prepared as 5 likert type. While Cronbach alpha internal consistency coefficient of green chemistry awareness scale was 0.76, Cronbach alpha internal consistency coefficient of green chemistry behaviour scale was found as 0.72. In meaningfulness tests between the groups, ? = .05 meaningfulness level was taken as the basis. The SPSS-17 program was used for data analyses. The data were analyzed by means of descriptive statistical techniques and irrespective sample taking t-test technique. According to research results, it was found out that the teacher candidates had the opinion at “I totally agree” level in green chemistry awareness scale, and at “I often agree” level in green chemistry behaviour scale. On the other hand, in comparison made at gender level, it was found that average score of the green chemistry thought scale differed significantly in favour of female candidate teacher candidates. In comparisons made at class level, statistically, there found no significant difference between the score averages taken from both scales. In this study, it was seen that the green chemistry awareness scale arithmetical score averages of students were higher when all variables were examined. Setting out from these data, it was realised that the students had difficulty in transferring their thoughts into behaviours. Therefore, it was suggested that green chemistry should be included in the different stages of education levels.
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